It's Friday! That means you've made it through a long week and are ready to relax. Why not treat yourself to a decadent and delicious steak dinner in the comfort of your own home? Like at an upscale steakhouse, this recipe serves the meat with a rich pan sauce and seasonal vegetable. The beef is rubbed with garlic and black pepper. For a delicious caramelized crust, let the steak cook in the pan untouched for several minutes. Want an even heartier meal? Pair the steak and asparagus with homemade mashed potatoes and a glass of good red wine. Learn the effortless technique now.
1 12- to 14-oz. boneless beef top loin (strip) steak, cut about 3/4 inch thick Serves 2.
1 or 2 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. cracked or coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
8 to 10 thin asparagus spears, trimmed (6 oz.)
2 tsp. garlic-flavored olive oil or olive oil
1/2 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp. dry white wine
1/4 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
1 12- to 14-oz. boneless beef top loin (strip) steak, cut about 3/4 inch thick